UD’s ArcGIS Online Subscription

You’ll be glad to hear that the ArcGIS Online Subscription is included as part of our campus site license.  We’ve been granting access to the subscription for no extra charge.  If you are paying your annual ArcGIS charge, you’re already paying for a portion of our campus site license. However, we have a limited number…

Doing “Bulk Imports” to OpenStreetMap

Uploading existing datasets of any significant size (“bulk imports”) to OpenStreetMap involves serious consideration, above that of ordinary updates and edits.I have done bulk imports to OSM before for UD/Newark Data.  I used shp2osm (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Shp2osm) to convert from shapefile to osm format and then used JOSM (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM) to compare to osm data, edit where needed, and upload the data/changes.Here…

csv2gft

I’ve posted a public branch of code from the Lima Bean project to github as csv2gft.  This might be very useful for someone who is doing daily pushes of new records to a Google Fusion Table from a csv dump.

Debugging maptiler on Mac

Running maptiler on Mac is no easy task, as I’ve found out. While there are a few stumbling blocks when it comes to dependencies, one that I found particularly perplexing is the bundling of a two Python executables in the .app package.  The maptiler executable is written in such a way as to not only…

Hit the geocoding wall?

Google’s Geocoding API limits results to 2,500/day.  So what are your options when you hit a geocoding wall with a public/free API? Using ArcGIS (or alternatively Gisgraphy, which I have not yet experimented wtih http://www.gisgraphy.com/) you can geocode against the best data you can get your hands on.  Esri Streetmaps Data is great, if you…